Gholam Peyman

Clinical Professor, University of Arizona School of Medicine

Gholam A. Peyman, MD is a Hall of Fame of Ophthalmology and retina surgeon who is also a prolific and successful inventor. Gholam Peyman has, thus far, been granted 150 US patents, covering a broad range of novel medical devices, intra-ocular drug delivery, surgical techniques, as well as new methods of diagnosis and treatment. His most widely-known invention to date is LASIKeye surgery, a revolutionary vision correction procedure which has enabled tens of millions of people to see clearly without glasses, for which he was awarded the first US patent in 1989. In addition to the numerous other honors and awards he has received, in 2005 he was selected by a ballot among the more than 30,000 ophthalmologists around the world to become one of the thirteen living ophthalmologists inducted into the Hall of Fame of Ophthalmology.